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oinochoe

Name (wine jug) for a vessel made of ceramics with a handle and cloverleaf-shaped as well as round opening. In such pitchers were in the antiqueGreece Wine from the crater poured. In it, however, other liquids such as anointing oil were kept. There were different variants like Chous (also Chus of "pouring", in the picture 370/360 v. Chr.) And Olpe (vessel, in the picture 550-530 v. Chr.). The Chous was the unit of measurement (3.28 liters) for participants of betting drinking. Such vessels are on numerous illustrations of the wine god Dionysos and the satyrs to find. See also below kantharos. drinking culture and wine vessels,

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